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Near Cross Plains in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cottonwood Bank and Post Office

 
 
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By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
1. Cottonwood Bank and Post Office Marker
Inscription. W.F. Griffin opened a bank about 1911 in this small frame building. With Griffin as a director, Paul Ramsey served as the first president. His duties included teller, cashier, loan officer and custodian. When the railroad bypassed Cottonwood, merchants and residents moved away. In Jan. 1915 the bank closed. In 1918 Hazel Respess opened a post office in the building and ran it for the next 50 years. In 1975, postal service here was stopped. This spot has been a gathering place for the community.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1080.)
 
Location. 32° 12.348′ N, 99° 12.307′ W. Marker is near Cross Plains, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1079 and County Road 429, on the left when traveling west on Road 1079. Click for map. Marker is at southwest corner of intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Cross Plains TX 76443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Cottonwood Springs (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Cottonwood Cemetery (approx. mile away); Atwell Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles
Cottonwood Bank and Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
2. Cottonwood Bank and Post Office
away); Cross Plains Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Home of Robert E. Howard (approx. 6.1 miles away); Admiral Baptist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Admiral Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cross Plains.
 
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Cottonwood Bank and Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
3. Cottonwood Bank and Post Office
At southwest corner of intersection of FM 1079 / CR 429
View to North Along County Road 429 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
4. View to North Along County Road 429
Cottonwood Bank and Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
5. Cottonwood Bank and Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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